Unipower Corp. (Coral Springs, FL) recently announced the debut of its new PowerCassette multi-output switching power supply that employs a cellular, rather...
GE Fanuc (Luxembourg) has added what it claims to be the largest synchronous servo motor with rare-earth magnets to its GE Fanuc Series of ac servo motors. With a rated output of 100kW and a maximum output of 200kW, the newly-announced GE Fanuc 1000 ac servo motor is claimed to be the largest such unit […]
Oriental Motor USA Corp. (Torrance, CA) announced the new AXH Series of 30W (2.36" sq.) and 50W (3.15" sq.) mini-brushless dc motor...
SL Industries (Mt. Laurel, NJ) announced that net income for the year ended December 31, 2000 was $1,7000,000, or $0.30 per diluted share, meeting the company's previously announced expectations. Net income included a gain of $875,000, or $0.15 per diluted share, from the settlement of a class action suit with one of the company's life […]
Texas Instruments (TI, Dallas, TX) reports that revenue for the first quarter of 2001 will be lower than previously expected due to the economic slowdown. The company stated that first-quarter revenue will decline about 20 percent compared to the fourth quarter, instead of its previous estimate of about 10 percent. Due to the additional drop […]
Delta Computer Systems Inc.'s (Vancouver,WA) CEO Steven L. Nylund announced that Timothy C. Gessner, a software development engineer, has joined the company. "Tim brings more than eleven years practical software engineering along with management experience that included policy and procedure manual-writing to ensure contractual compliance, total quality management team creation and departmental supervisory skills," commented […]
Solid State Supplies (UK) has debuted the MUR range of ultrafast rectifiers. The series is designed to provide optimized performance of forward voltage drop with a reverse recovery time of 25ns. Intended for use in the output rectification stage of SMPS, UPS and dc/dc converters, as well as freewheeling diodes in low-voltage inverters and chopper […]
Baldor (UK) has launched the Model 17 Commercial-Duty Motor Line, a new range of motors that are engineered for applications requiring low to medium starting torques. The new range is suitable for such applications as fans, blowers, stirrers/agitators, conveyors, compressors and pumps. The Model 17 range extends from 120W to 750W, through standard 48 to […]
Industrial Devices Corp. (IDC, Petaluma, CA) has introduced a series of complete, pre-tested and fully-assembled motion control systems, the IDeal Systems. IDeal Systems consist of one or more IDC mechanical positioning devices, an IDC motor, and IDC drive or SmartDrive on each axis, and optional accessories such as a keypad or limit switch. With an […]
Baldor Electric Co. (Fort Smith, AK) announced sales and earnings for the fourth quarter of 2000 and record sales and earnings for fiscal year 2000. Baldor reported sales of $621.2 million, up six percent from fiscal 1999. Earnings were a record $46.3 million, also up six percent over 1999. Earnings per share were up thirteen […]
Yaskawa Electric America Inc. (YEA, Waukegan, IL) has assumed ownership and operation of the MagneTek drive products business unit in New Berlin, Wisconsin, formerly a part of the Drives & Systems group of MagneTek Inc. (Nashville, TN). This unit sells, modifies and services general purpose and high-performance ac drives. MagneTek will retain the industrial controls […]
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has certified a turbine engine developed by Capstone Turbine (Chatsworth, CA) for use in commercial hybrid-electric vehicles. Using a CARB-approved test cycle for testing emissions of microturbine systems, the nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions of the 30kW Capstone MicroTurbine is 0.26 grams per brake horsepower-hour using compressed natural gas and […]
Darnell.Com Inc. (Corona, CA) announced the signing of a strategic partnership agreement with Shenzhen IC-Net Co., a leading Chinese e-commerce company specializing in integrated circuits, semiconductors and related electronic products under the auspices of the China Electronics Chamber of Commerce (CECC) and the Chinese Ministry of Information Industry (MII). The terms of the strategic partnership […]
At the 2001 Drives and Controls Exhibition, Portescap (Switzerland) will be devoting its stand entirely to the range of new products which they introduced in recent months. These include an 8mm-diameter motor that they claim delivers 50 percent more torque than other motors of similar size, as well as a range of miniature planetary gearboxes, […]
Unique Mobility Inc. (Golden, CO) recently announced that the quality management system for its motor manufacturing subsidiary, Unique Power Products Inc. (Frederick, CO), has been certified compliant with the international quality standard ISO 9002. "This achievement is a direct result of the entire organization working together," said Fred Davis, Unique Power Products Manager of Motor […]